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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of gymnasium apparatus intended to exercise the muscles of the hand and forearm.


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  • At one time, a musical career tempted him irresistibly; every one but Schwarz — this finger-machine, this generator of living metronomes — believed that he could make a name for himself as a player of Chopin.

    Maurice Guest


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